Friday, February 26, 2010

monster usb

this week i had to transfer a huge file over to a printer for my client's project. due to the file size, the file transfer via ftp failed, so i had to send dvds (3!) to the printer. now, i was thinking it's probably more environmentally friendly to send them USB and have them send it back to me, or send it to my client? they are reusable and can be adorable as the one in the image above. the question is when are they going to make one as cost effective as dvds?

happy friday!

Friday, February 19, 2010

sometime a break is definately needed.

i'm in the middle of product development right now. at times i wish i have a little creative spirit next to me and not only feed me with inspiration after inspiration, but also helping me with execution part of it. what to do when you have all the inspirations in the world, but it haven't been executed or produced as well as you want?

that's the case last weekend. i have been working -almost- non stop since october of last year with very little rest. last week was my breaking point, i experienced the worst block of my designing experience and now still trying to work through it this week. usually when i get blocked, i plowed through it. this time, it was so bad, i rather work on spread sheets than designing! then, i decided to go to bazaar bizzare at the new people building in san francisco, to help my creative juices running. the event was really good, and the new people building didn't dissapoint. i just had to get 2 most adorable things there, a cuddly fat frog from wool buddy and mini figurine from mrdeadfish (picture above) to add to the nick nack i have on my working table.  i specially enjoy the art in between the floor when you take the stairs, as well as mikito ozeki, a japanese paper cut out artist with installation at the superfrog gallery.

well, this should get me going and craving to design, as looking at different artists usually make me do. but this time it didn't. then i found my source of my block. it's the endless lists that i made in my head. even after i wrote them down, they lingered and added on. so knowing that, i'm taking a break for a few days and be back to the grind on monday. 'there's no glory in working oneself to death, sometime a little break and pampering for oneself is needed.' i repeat this sentence over and over so i don't feel guilty of not getting everything on my todo list done. and another saying that i love 'when feeling overwhelmed, diligently do what's in front of you. after a while, things will be done before you realize it. of course, take a meal break once an a while and enjoy it.'

so have a good weekend all! hope you get your rest!

Friday, February 12, 2010

it's a good thing all around.

It isn't only valentine this weekend, but also chinese new year. I love new years, especially this one since there are many meanings behind the festivities. Here are the things that remind me of them, by way of etsy. have a prosperous and wonderful year of the tiger!

images: (fr top to bottom, right to left) flower brooch or pin by tago design, popmat placements-banguet by publiqueshop, chicken dumpling by lasso the moon, dumpling coin pouch with zipper by capri's handmade, delicious feeling by helen dardik, little fish pieces by little sappling toys

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sneak peak

3 sweethearts postcards coming this summer. my intention for these postcards are for everyday. however,  i was inspired by the feeling of valentine day that's coming. this is what i thought the feeling of love should be, from the heart and then flying outwardly like fireworks!

have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ahh i found her!

Sanna Annuka. I found this wall hanging art randomly a few days ago without knowing who the artist was. And while browsing this blog, the coffee tins above tickled my fancy. Turned out she's the artist of the wall hanging  art that i've been admiring. Ahh the beauty of technology.